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Key to Diospyros

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1 Leaves 2-5 cm long, obovate, rounded or retuse at the apex; flowers borne on twigs of the previous season; fruits persistently and finely pubescent; fruits black when mature
1 Leaves 5-18 cm long, ovate, elliptic, or oblong, acuminate, acute to obtuse at the apex; flowers borne on twigs of the current season; fruits glabrous; fruits yellow, orange, or black when mature.
..2 Glands 2 (-4) near the junction of the petiole and the leaf blade; fruits (1.5) 2-3 cm in diameter
..2 Glands absent near the junction of the petiole and the leaf blade; fruits 2-15 cm in diameter.
....3 Leaves oblong, > 2× as long as wide, the apex obtuse to broadly acute; fruits blackish when ripe.
......4 Fruits 5-15 cm in diameter
......4 Fruits (3-) 4-5 cm in diameter
....3 Leaves ovate or broadly elliptic, < 2× as long as wide, the apex short-acuminate; fruits yellow to orange when ripe.
........5 Twigs stout, reddish-pubescent; fruits (2-) 4-10 cm in diameter; [cultivated alien]
........5 Twigs slender, glabrous or with gray pubescence; fruits (2-) 3-5 (-8) cm in diameter; [native]
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